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Department of Theology | Faculty of Theology and the Study of Religion Centre for Church Development

Welcome to the Centre for Church Development (ZKE)


1. Who we are:

The Centre for Church Development (ZKE) deals with questions of church development and lived religion in a scientifically sound manner and relevant to church practice. Thus the ZKE builds a bridge between university research and church implementation. The ZKE exists since 1 June 2010.

2. What we do:

The ZKE has the following tasks:

  • Research in the field of church development and community building
  • Networking of people from the university and church environment (local, regional, national and international) who are concerned with these issues.
  • Basic work in view of future challenges to the church presence in society
  • Support of church and church committees in their ecclesiological conceptional and planning work